Melisa Reidy, Addison Russell’s Wife, Files for Divorce and Won’t Talk to MLB Investigators

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Melisa Russell, will soon be Melisa Reidy again, as she’s filed for divorce from husband and Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell. The couple is breaking up after just one year of marriage. The law firm representing Melisa Reidy issued a statement Wednesday announcing that divorce proceedings between the two parties had begun.

Reidy said she won’t meet with Major League Baseball to discuss the domestic abuse allegations against Addison Russell. There are no legal charges facing Russell, but there is an ongoing investigation being conducted by MLB.

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The story first broke with the Instagram above, which Melisa Reidy posted on her account and has since deleted. The photo caption infers a separation from her husband, as well as her claims that he cheated on her.

It then led to this comment below, in which a woman who claims to be a friend of Melisa Reidy says that Russell abused her mentally and physically.

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“It is her desire to pursue a resolution that is, first and foremost, in the best interest of the parties’ son, and which occurs in a swift, amicable and private fashion,” says the statement issued by Beermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove on Reidy’s behalf.

Here is the only statement made by Addison Russell:

“Any allegation I have abused my wife is false and hurtful. For the well-being of my family, I’ll have no further comment.”

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And below is the only public comments from the Chicago Cubs.

“Last night, we were made aware of a serious claim posted on social media about Addison Russell. We reached out to Major League Baseball and, following the protocol established by MLB, will fully cooperate with the Commissioner’s Office as it gathers pertinent facts. Addison will not be in uniform tonight to allow him to work through this matter.”

“This is a serious allegation by a third party on social media,” Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said at a news conference before Thursday night’s game.

“I was surprised to see the allegation and we knew we had to follow up.”

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, partnered with FOX Sports Engage Network and News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington TimesNBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, currently contributes to WGN CLTV and KOZN

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